The Ebola epidemic threatens global ecological sustainability and well-being. Unless its exponential growth can be stopped in a matter of weeks to months, it is highly unlikely its global spread can be prevented. Please write (and optionally tweet) to European and American governments and health officials demanding a massive infusion of doctors and quarantined hospital beds to stop Ebola at its source. Ebola is ecosystem collapse as loss of forests resulted in increased bushmeat consumption, allowing the disease to spillover to humans. Going forward, Ebola’s root causes of rainforest loss, perma-war, poor governance, abject poverty, and over-population must be recognized and – along with community sustainable development – be adequately funded, or we face more such threats as the biosphere collapses. It is unacceptable the Western world spends hundreds of billions on war, but only millions to stop the Ebola epidemic. Read more in important essay showing Ebola is ecosystem collapse.
The huge Gogebic iron ore mine is proposed in the Penokee Hills poised above Lake Superior, and could potentially foul the 20% of Earth's freshwater found in the Great Lakes. Governor Scott Walker signed a bill in early 2013 gutting Wisconsin's mining regulations, designed to clear the way for out-of-state political supporter Gogebic Taconite to dig a massive open-pit iron mine in the Penokee Hills just south of Lake Superior. The mine was approved just after a secret donation of $700,000 from Gogebic Taconite, the mining company, to a group colluding with the Walker recall campaign. Please express your concerns to court officials regarding the appearance of impropriety, and the need for further John Doe legal investigation (name given to secret probes in Wisconsin).
This week’s decision by India’s top court that coal field allocation for the past 16 years has been illegal offers a chance for Earth’s largest democracy to start fresh by canceling illegal coal leases, particularly those that threaten intact natural ecosystems important to villagers like the Mahan forest. India’s “Coalgate” is an opportunity for India to be in the transition to a clean energy and restoration ecology economy.
Ecuador's mega-diverse Yasuni National Park is again threatened by oil industry road construction as state oil company Petroamazonas has in secret constructed a road into the world-famous Amazon rainforest - violating environmental laws and threatening uncontacted indigenous tribes. More than 45% of the Yasuni National Park is now overlapped by oil concessions. Without improved oversight, Petroamazonas will likely continue building new access roads deeper into the core of the Yasuni National Park in both Blocks 31 and 43 (ITT), and future oil highways may penetrate into the core of the park, fragmenting this vital global rainforest ecosystem and threatening its biodiversity. Join in EcoInternet's over decade-long campaign to keep Yanuni National Park ecologically intact and road free.
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